Leo Ji Joins Middleby China

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The senior sales director for China and East Asia will be responsible for Middleby key accounts and leading the sales and marketing efforts for new products and markets in China

Leo Ji has been named senior sales director for China and East Asia. Ji brings nearly two decades of commercial foodservice experience to his new role, where he will be responsible for Middleby key accounts and leading the sales and marketing efforts for new products and markets in China.

“Leo brings deep industry knowledge, long-standing customer relationships and commercial kitchen expertise to Middleby. He has strong management skills and a long-standing reputation of working collaboratively with customers to bring them the latest solutions and innovation for their kitchens,” said George Koether, group president of Middleby China.

“While he is leading and working in the China and East Asia region, he will be an asset worldwide to all of the Middleby brands.”

Strategic leadership

Prior to joining Middleby, Ji was key account director for Rational China. Before that, he held leadership roles at Prince Castle China and Manitowoc Food service China (now Welbilt). He has been in strategic leadership roles in both general market sales management and national key account management.

Ji is a graduate of the Anhui University of Science and Technology in Anhui, China with a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing. He will report to George Koether and based in Jinshan .

About The Middleby Corporation

The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment industries. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the commercial foodservice industry include Anets®, APW Wyott®, Bakers Pride®, Bear Varimixer®, Beech®, BKI®, Blodgett®, Blodgett Combi®, Blodgett Range®, Bloomfield®, Britannia®, Carter-Hoffmann®, Celfrost®, Concordia®, CookTek®, Crown Food Equipment®, CTX®, Desmon®, Doyon®, Eswood®, EVO®, frifri®, Firex®, Follett®, Giga®, Globe®, Goldstein®, Holman®, Houno®, IMC®, Induc®, Jade®, JoeTap®, Josper®, L2F®, Lang®, Lincat®, MagiKitch’n®, Market Forge®, Marsal®, Middleby Marshall®, MPC®, Nieco®, Nu-Vu®, PerfectFry®, Pitco Frialator®, QualServ®, SiteSage®, Southbend®, Star®, Sveba Dahlen®, Ss Brewtech® Taylor®, Toastmaster®, TurboChef®, Ultrafryer®, Wells® and Wunder-Bar®. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the food processing industry include Alkar®, Armor Inox®, Auto-Bake®, Baker Thermal Solutions®, Burford®, Cozzini®, CVP Systems®, Danfotech®, Drake®, Emico®, Glimek®, Hinds-Bock®, Maurer-Atmos®, MP Equipment®, M-TEK®, Pacproinc®, RapidPak®, Scanico®, Spooner Vicars®, Stewart Systems®, Thurne® and Ve.Ma.C.®. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the residential kitchen industry include AGA®, AGA Cookshop®, Fired Earth®, EVO®, Heartland®, La Cornue®, Leisure Sinks®, Lynx®, Marvel®, Mercury®, Rangemaster®, Rayburn®, Redfyre®, Sedona®, Stanley®, TurboChef®, U-Line® and Viking®.

For more information about The Middleby Corporation and the company brands, please visit www.middleby.com.